Infection Control (ICE) Exam

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DANB Infection Control Exam ICE

DANB’s ICE exam is a component exam of the NELDA, CDA, and COA certifications. There are no eligibility requirements for taking the ICE exam, so you can apply at any time.

Exam Options: Test Center or Online Proctoring

This DANB exam can be taken in-person at Pearson VUE testing centers or through online proctoring. Learn more about these two options and which one is right for you. 

Download the test center vs online proctoring guide (PDF)

Read about test center operations and conditions 

Online Proctoring – What You Need to Know

Important! Before you apply for an online proctored exam, please view the system requirements, install OnVUE, and run a system check to ensure your computer meets the requirements.  

Install OnVUE and run the system check 

Apply Now

You will need to create an online account or login to your existing account to proceed with your exam application.

View the steps to apply for an online proctored exam (PDF)

View the steps to schedule, reschedule, cancel or start an online proctored exam (PDF)


Additional Information

Download the application packet to view exam fees, testing time, and the number of questions on the exam. The application packet can be used if you would like to submit your application via mail or fax (test center exam option only). If you are under 18, you will also need to submit the Parent/Guardian Consent form.

ICE Application (PDF)

Parent/Guardian Consent Form (PDF) 

DANB ICE Study Materials

DANB’s ICE Exam Outline lists the topics covered on DANB’s ICE exam. You can use the outline to help create your study plan.

ICE Exam Outline

DALE Foundation Review Courses

The DALE Foundation, the official DANB affiliate, offers review courses and practice tests to prepare for the DANB ICE exam.

DANB ICE Practice Test
DANB ICE Review course

Candidate Handbook

The Candidate Handbook contains important policy information for DANB's national certification programs and exams.

View the Candidate Handbook